Audio plugin names are often boring, right? This is also what Ploytec (the audio specialists from southern Germany) and Intelligent sound & music (the Cologne based plug-in experts) must have thought developing their new audio tool, Aroma.
Aroma helps to put analog character & charm into audio recordings in an unprecedented musical way. Four valve or tape like processing units, called Salt, Pepper, Sugar and Chili, add elegance to any audio material.
Primarily designed for mastering, Aroma also shapes the character of vocal and instrument recordings. Individual flavor controls allow you to adjust a wide variety of beauty, warmth and attractiveness. Aroma’s additional Mid/Side processing option allows for fine tuning the stereo base.
In this video, mastering engineer Andreas Balaskas introduces AROMA:
Aroma’s salt effect features an adjustable structure of even and odd order harmonics. Pepper focuses on odd order harmonics and offers a variety of musical colors. Sugar adds sweetness and fatness in the style of analog tape. Chili is described to make recordings “hot as hell and delicious as heaven”.
Pricing and Availability
Aroma is available for VST2, VST3, AU and AAX, Mac and Windows.
Free to try, EUR 89,- to buy.